A couple of weeks ago, Fiona Apple’s scheduled concert in Austin had to be cancelled. The reason? She had been arrested on drug charges in West Texas, at a Sierra Blanca Border Patrol checkpoint. This same checkpoint has gained attention for leading to the arrests of other celebrities, including Snoop Dogg (who has since become Snoop Lion) and Willie Nelson, on similar charges.
After drug-sniffing dogs at the checkpoint aroused suspicion among the Border Patrol agents, Apple was found to be in possession of marijuana and hashish, which is a felony in Texas. She spent the night in the county jail, and was released the next morning on bail.
This event serves as a reminder of the seriousness of drug crimes–even when celebrities get caught, they can still face harsh consequences.
Drug charges aren’t fun, and shouldn’t be taken lightly. Those who get convicted could potentially be subject to hefty fines, incarceration, and loss of employment. That is why it’s so important for you to contact an experienced Austin criminal defense attorney in the event that you find yourself charged with a drug crime.
If you have been charged with a drug crime, contact The Kyle Law Firm today to get the help you deserve.